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Justin Morneau | Designated Hitter | #44

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/15/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 3 (0) / MIN
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Justin Morneau clubbed a three-run homer as the White Sox fell to the Tigers on Friday night in Chicago.
It came at a very critical juncture as well, as his two-out, three-run blast off Michael Fulmer gave the White Sox a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning. Unfortunately for the White Sox, that wound up being the extent of their club's offense. Morneau finished the night 1-for-3 and is hitting .278/.409/.500 since he joined the White Sox on July 15. Jul 23 - 12:22 AM

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Justin Morneau is not in Friday's lineup against the Angels.

Morneau joined the White Sox on Friday after batting .174/.321/.261 over 28 plate appearances during his minor league rehab assignment. He should see plenty of at-bats out of the DH spot during the second half, but Avisail Garcia is starting against the southpaw Hector Santiago on Friday.
Jul 15 - 7:14 PM

White Sox activated 1B/DH Justin Morneau from the 15-day disabled list.

Morneau batted just .174/.321/.261 over 28 plate appearances on his eight-game minor league rehab assignment, but he is recovered from offseason elbow surgery and the White Sox believe he can be of immediate help coming out of the All-Star break. Morneau should see semi-regular action between DH and first base. We wouldn't expect much, though, in terms of fantasy production.
Jul 15 - 1:09 PM

Justin Morneau (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Morneau signed a one-year, $1 million major league contract with the White Sox back in early June and is finally ready to join the team after completing his rehabilitation from flexor tendon surgery. The veteran first baseman was batting just .174/.321/.261 on his eight-game minor league rehab assignment and can go on being ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 15 - 1:00 PM

Justin Morneau said that the surgically-repaired flexor tendon in his left elbow is feeling great.

Morneau is currently out on a rehab assignment and while he has yet to find his stroke, his health is coming along well enough. The White Sox signed him to a one-year contract at the beginning of June after he was cut adrift by the Rockies in October. He has been on rehab assignment for eight games, now, but should be able to provide the Sox a bench option sooner rather than later. Morneau, 35, hit .310/.363/.458 with three homers and 15 RBI in 49 games last season. There isn't much fantasy intrigue here, though he did pop 17 homers in 2014.
Jul 13 - 10:13 PM

Justin Morneau (elbow) is 3-for-20 (.150) with a triple and an RBI through his first seven minor league rehab games.

Morneau, who signed a one-year deal with the White Sox last month, is working his way back from offseason surgery to repair a flexor tendon and is essentially going through his spring training right now. It's unclear when he'll be ready to join the White Sox, but he should see plenty of time in the DH spot once he's activated.
Jul 12 - 2:08 PM

Justin Morneau (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

Morneau was inked to a one-year deal nearly a month ago but is working his way back from flexor tendon surgery in his left elbow. The White Sox haven't revealed how many games Morneau will need before being activated, but the rehab assignment would figure to be pretty lengthy. He should be given regular starts in the designated hitter spot upon activation.
Jul 3 - 1:00 PM

Justin Morneau (elbow) took batting practice on the field Saturday.

It was his first time doing so since offseason surgery to repair a flexor injury in his left elbow. Morneau signed a deal with the White Sox earlier this month and appears on track to help the major league roster during the second half.
Jun 25 - 12:50 PM

White Sox signed 1B Justin Morneau to a one-year, $1 million contract and placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a primary flexor injury in his left elbow.

The White Sox are shaking things up. They traded for James Shields last weekend and designated Mat Latos for assignment on Thursday. Now Morneau, a 13-year veteran and former AL MVP, will enter the mix. The 35-year-old is only two years removed from winning the NL batting title, though injuries limited him to just 49 games last season. Morneau is still recovering from offseason elbow surgery and probably won't make his White Sox debut until mid-July. When he arrives, he'll likely back up Jose Abreu at first base while seeing some time at DH.
Jun 9 - 4:17 PM

Justin Morneau won't be able to swing a bat until June after having surgery in December to repair a tendon in his elbow.

It helps explain why there was zero buzz on Morneau's market over the winter. "I went into the offseason thinking what I had was just tendinitis," Morneau said. "It was a problem that began last year in spring training and that I dealt with all year." Morneau will turn 35 in May and is coming off another injury-plagued season, although he batted .310/.363/.458 when in the lineup. It's possible he could help a team in the second half.
Mar 17 - 5:57 PM

Rockies declined Justin Morneau's $9 million mutual option for the 2016 season.

That makes Morneau a free agent. Another concussion limited Morneau to 49 games this past season, batting .310/.363/.458 when in the lineup. He was able to work his way back for the season's final few weeks and, assuming health, shouldn't have a problem finding work this winter.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Justin Morneau went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Proving that baseball is a strange mistress, all three of Morneau's triples this season have come in the last 11 days. Injuries have limited him to just 46 games in 2015, but when he's managed to hit the field, he's slashing a swell .313/.364/.469 with three homers and 12 RBI over 160 at-bats.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 12:48:00 AM

Justin Morneau doubled and tripled as the Rockies topped the Padres 7-4 on Friday.

Morneau has triples in consecutive games, which probably isn't something anyone would have expected from him at this stage of his career. He's hit .293 when he's been able to play this year, though without as much power as usual.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 02:22:00 AM

Rockies activated 1B Justin Morneau from the 60-day disabled list.

It's cool to see Morneau make it back this season after battling more concussion issues as well as a neck injury for much of the year. The Rockies will surely be careful with him down the stretch, though. He's starting at first base Friday.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Justin Morneau (concussion) is "definitely close" to returning to the lineup.

Morneau is back with the Rockies and tried to talk his way into the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks. Morneau hasn't played since the middle of May due to concussion symptoms, but it sounds as though his return is imminent.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
3Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
2J.B. Shuck
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Justin Morneau
2Avisail Garcia
3Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Carson Fulmer
10Michael Ynoa
11Tommy Kahnle
12Anthony Ranaudo